Glossary of Monthly Vocab.
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- Nostalgic (adj.)
- 1. Being homesick or longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
- Immaculate (adj.)
- 1. clean, spotless, free from stains or blemishes, having no markings.
2. Free from fault or error.
- Voracious (adj.)
- 1.Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food.
2.Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit. Greed.
- Elusive (adj.)
- 1.Difficult to discribe.
2.Skillful at eluding capture.
3.Difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
- Prevalent (adj.)
- 1.Widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted, or practiced.
2.Encountered generally especially at the present time
- Combative (adj.)
- 1.Eager to fight.
2.Striving to overcome in an argument.
- Peril (noun)
- 1.Imminent danger.
2.Exposure to the risk of harm or loss.
3.Something that endangers or involves risk.
- Kitsch (noun/adj.)
- 1.Sentimentality or vulgar, often pretentious bad taste, especially in the arts.
- Verbatim (adj.)
- 1.Using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word.
2.Usually a direct quotation. Used from another speech or from an authors words.
- 1.To mistake the meaning of/ misinterpret.
- Pragmatic (adj.)
- 1.Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
- Sentimental (adj.)
- 1.Affectedly or extravagantly emotional.
2.Resulting from or colored by emotion rather than reason or realism.
- Subtle (adj.)
- 1.So slight as to be difficult to detect or describe.
2.Difficult to understand.
3.clever, crafty, sly, devious, insidious.
- Induce (v.)
- 1.To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
- 1.Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote.
- 1.Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.
- 1.Well informed and perceptive; shrewd. (understanding)
- 1.Long life; great duration of life.
2.Long duration or continuance, as in an occupation.
- 1.Appropriateness of behavior or conduct. Polite.
2.The appropriateness of an element of an artistic or literary work, such as style or tone, to its particular circumstance or to the composition as a whole.
- 1.Open to more than one interpretation.
2.Doubtful or uncertain.
- 1.To make void; repeal or annul.
- 1.Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest.
- 1.To change for the better; improve.
2.To remove the faults or errors in; correct.
- 1.To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
2.To restrain; subdue.
3.To rid of excess; refine or purify.
- 1.Full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy.
Extreme in degree, size, or extent.
3.Growing, producing, or produced abundantly; plentiful.
- 1.Extremely careful and precise.
2.Extremely or excessively concerned with details.
- 1.Exhibiting restrained good taste.
- 1.To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity.
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